The Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC) has added two new members BlackBerry and Verizon and, two new strategic partners Pen Test Partners and Regulusto its member roster.
The inclusion of these four companies increases the strength of the Auto-ISAC’s position as the voice of the global auto cybersecurity information sharing community that works to prevent cyber threats to the connected vehicle.
The Auto-ISAC was formed by automakers in 2015 to promote collaboration between suppliers, commercial vehicle companies and automobile manufacturers around vehicle cybersecurity issues. The Auto-ISAC also has a strategic partner program that brings great value to our membership collaborating with innovators who support learning and sharing tools and techniques in managing the emerging complexity of automotive cybersecurity.
“BlackBerry, Verizon, Pen Test Partners and Regulus all play critical roles in supporting building the resiliency of our connected vehicle ecosystem, and their contribution to the Auto-ISAC is key to our industry’s success,” said Jeff Massimilla of General Motors, who serves as the Auto-ISAC’s chairman. “Collectively, these companies will contribute valuable information to drive the industry’s proactive work to incorporate strong security measures into every phase of the vehicle lifecycle.”
The Auto-ISAC operates as a central hub to share and analyze intelligence about emerging cybersecurity risks. The focus of the Auto-ISAC is to foster global collaboration for mitigating the risks of a cyber-attack and to create a safe, efficient, secure and resilient global connected vehicle ecosystem.
Geoff Wood of Harman and chairman of the organization’s Affiliate Advisory Board, which represents non‑OEM members, added, “We all play a key role in the cybersecurity of connected vehicles. Sharing and analyzing cyber risk information benefits everyone and it is an important step welcoming these companies to contribute to our intelligence gathering actions.”
A key action by the Auto-ISAC is the publishing of the automotive cybersecurity best practice guides that cover organizational and technical aspects of vehicle cybersecurity. Currently, three of the guides are available to the public: incident response, governance and collaboration and engagement with appropriate third parties. Additional guides are forthcoming: security-by-design, risk management, threat detection and protection, and training and awareness.
The Auto-ISAC has global representation. Its members represent more than 99 percent of light-duty vehicles on the road in North America. Members also include heavy-duty vehicles, commercial fleets and carriers and suppliers. The group’s annual Summit, hosted by Toyota, is scheduled for Oct. 23-24, 2019, in Plano, Texas. For more information, visit www.automotiveisac.com.